VIVACIOUS VIXEN The Trend: CHEVRON
Named after Chevron’s unmistakable V-shaped logo, models at Pamela Love flashed reverse French manicures with an upside-down V in contrasting colours: pearlescent white versus an über dark purple. Wear it with cool aplomb and Chanel’s Chain Wrapped Balluchon bag in tow.DIY: Slick an opaque matte nude over the entire nail; when completely dry, use French manicure guide strips to create the V shape at the bottom and paint the darker shade on top. USE OPI GelColor in Alpine Snow, RM59; Dior Vernis in Poison, RM72
SUGAR BABE The Trend: FROSTED
Translucent nails adorned with snowy white flecks that took centre stage at Alexandre Herchcovitch were hailed as the ultimate haute nail—pair it with an offsetting bright, neon-hued accessory like YSL’s Logo Mini Shoulder Bag for that extra pop.DIY: Lacquer on a clear tinge of nail polish and top it off with transparent glitter polish down the centre of the nail for added lustre. USE Chanel Le Vernis in Pearl Drop, RM70; OPI Paris Couture For Sure Glitter Top Coat, RM59.
BLEND IT LIKE BECKHAM The Trend: OMBRÉ
The sublimely deep, dark ‘lethal love’ nails at Jen Kao that shouted “Don’t mess with me” were killer nails with a decadent gradient of electric blue or green shot against a sleek black tint; here, we’ve given it a pink turn to explode against Versace’s Couture Collection Clutch.DIY: Starting with a black base, dip a makeup sponge in dark fuchsia polish and dab it on, starting at the tip and moving down. Do the same with a brighter pink and keep going until you’ve got a smooth gradient. Use a top coat to smush the colours together. USE OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx, RM59; Dior Vernis in Graphic Berry, RM72.
SQUARED OFF The Trend: COLOUR BLOCK
The rockin’ purple and hot pink chequered nails at Nicole Miller were fun yet glam all at the same time—we’ve paired the funky geometric nail with Burberry’s Multicolour Woven Clutch, picking up the handloom in muted reds and deep blue for a totally matchymatchy look.DIY: Paint one stripe of blue down the left side and another stripe of red down the other, then go in and paint the corners with opposite colours. Grid with tape for a sharper finish. USE Dior Vernis in Blue Label and Rouge Garçonne, RM72.
Vintage is key when it comes to sunnies for the summer. Make it an acetate frame in a shape that falls anywhere between classic rectangular horn-rims to retro cat eyes. Pick from neutrals, tortoiseshell...